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Cranky Ladies of History book launch

Sunday 8th March was International Women’s Day. I celebrated by attending a book launch. Cranky Ladies of History is the latest anthology from Fablecroft Publishing and is edited by Tansy Rayner Roberts and Tehani Wessely. The book contains 22 pieces of fiction, each inspired by a different historical cranky lady. Warriors, pirates, murderers and queens… Throughout history, women […]

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2015 reading challenges

I love the New Year. I love the feeling of possibility, of all the exciting new projects awaiting me. I want to dive into all of them straightaway and it’s a challenge not to go overboard. This goes just as much for my reading as it does for any other aspect of my life. There […]

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Following up

This isn’t quite a Loose-leaf Links post, but I have found myself with a few bits and pieces relating to previous posts that I’d like to share.   Reviewing and Clute’s Excessive Candour Thanks to everyone who commented on my post Bias and Reviewing. I really enjoyed hearing what you had to say. A little […]

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Dewey’s read-a-thon

I’ve always been a bookworm and this weekend I got a chance to really indulge by participating in Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. It started at 11pm local time. Not being masochistic enough to go for the full 24-hours, I made sure to get a good night’s sleep (really, it’s safer for everyone). My tweets tell the […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon preparation

With Conflux now well and truly over, I’ve been preparing for the next event on my calendar: Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon. I mentioned this event in my September signal boosts, but wanted to give it a bit more attention now that it is drawing closer. The read-a-thon is one of the few things that keeps Mt […]

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Convention report: Conflux 10

Earl Grey Editing took a bit of a break over the last week so I could recover from attending Conflux 10. As I have mentioned before, Conflux is a speculative fiction convention and this year it ran from Friday 3 October until Monday 6 October. While not exclusively aimed at authors, it does have a […]

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September signal boosting

There are a lot of great events happening in the next few weeks. Below are a few I’m keeping on my radar. Dewey’s Read-a-thon As I’m sure you’ve gathered by now, I love books and may in fact be a bit of an addict. One of the very few things that stops my Mount To-Be-Read […]

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Conflux 10

Conflux is Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and is an event that’s close to my heart. I attended Conflux for the first time in 2009. I’d never been to a convention before and, being an introvert, I found the idea to be intimidating. I know I’m not the only one. However, as one […]

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A More Diverse Universe 2014

A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge with straightforward requirements. The sign-up post asks participants to: Read and review one book Written by a person of color During the last two weeks of September (September 14th – 27th)  As with many of the reading challenges I participate in, I first heard about […]

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